Grace Upon Grace 2019 Convention Weekend
What an amazing weekend! From Friday’s Business Gathering where we unanimously voted in our 40th worship community and first Hispanic/Latino congregation – La Sagrada Familia de Jesus in Kennedyville to Saturday’s informative and inspiring Ignite the Way Conference. From Saturday nights Honorees Gala Banquet where we were treated to a jaw-dropping reenactment of Harriet Tubman’s life to Sunday’s Celebration Eucharist with close to 1,200 people present to hear Presiding Bishop Curry’s message of love and witness. From the Youth at Convention who studied Grace and taught us how to show that grace with passion and art to the Volunteers from around the Church who gathered to make it all possible… What an amazing weekend!
Click through the links below to relive the excitement and get a snapshot of the weekend.
Business Gathering – Friday
View the Parousia: A Work in Progress Booklet from the Bishop’s Address
Meet our Newly Elected Officials
Youth at Convention Event “Set Free by Grace” – Friday-Sunday
Ignite the Way 2019 Conference: Loving through Discipleship, Evangelism & Mission – Saturday
With a presentation on Discipleship: The Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Director of Renewal Works; Evangelism: The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation; and Mission: The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray, VI Bishop of the Diocese of Easton.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES… Click here to register for the next stage of the journey (open to all, whether you attended convention or not)
150th Honorees Gala Banquet – Saturday
Pictures and Bios of our Honorees
“Harriet Tubman – The Chosen One” This dynamic one-woman show was a highlight of convention! Ms. Gwendolyn Briley Strand took us on one of the many journeys Ms. Tubman took on the Underground Railroad, as she transformed into more than a dozen characters. She was so well received that she has been invited back to perform at General Convention in Baltimore in 2021.
The Celebration Eucharist – Sunday – Noon
Sunday’s Eucharist will mark the close of our year-long 150th anniversary celebration and will include a sermon from the Right Reverend Michael B Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. The Celebration Eucharist is a free event that is open to the public. We hope that all of our parishioners around the Diocese will “join us at church” on this historic Sunday.
Video of Presiding Bishop Curry’s Sermon
150th Celebration Booklet – Including Service Order (Call the Diocesan Office to Order a Hard Copy)
Here is the Link to the ABC47 Coverage